Sunday, February 10, 2013

100 Daily Social Studies Research Questions




It is NEVER too early to teach students how to conduct research. This is one of the fundamental skills required of 21st century learners in higher education!

Here is a bundle of four 25-question assignments that you can use as a set of daily activities, a set of bell ringer assignments, or as a single research assignment. There are 100 questions to use in your classroom. All answers are included.

You will find questions related to Ancient History, American History, World History, World Geography, Economics, Government, and more!

I have used these assignments in my classroom, and I have found that my middle school students enjoy them. You might also try to use them in higher level elementary classrooms (5th and 6th grades).

Here are a few sample questions:

"Because of its wealthy deposits of gold, this West African nation was once named the Gold Coast. What is its modern-day name?"

The answer is Ghana.

"The ancient Mayas grew cacao trees and used the cacao seeds they produced to make a frothy drink. What 'sweet treat' did the Mayas create?"

The answer is chocolate.

Please consider downloading this assignment for your classroom. Thank you!

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